UWM Today
2:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Examining the Meaning Behind Godzilla

UWM Today's Tom Luljak talks with Jason Jones, assistant professor of Foreign Languages and Literature in the Japanese program at UWM.
Tom Luljak and Jason Jones

One of the first Hollywood summer blockbuster movies is out and it is big. It is the latest version of Godzilla.

On this edition of UWM Today, take a look at the deeper meaning of this cult classic. Jason Jones, assistant professor of Foreign Languages and Literature in the Japanese program at UWM, has studied Japanese culture closely over the years and is writing a book that examines the meaning behind Godzilla - what it stands for and why this cultural icon has fascinated so many people around the world for so many years.

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